LAPD Pilot Program
Prevention of Animal Cruelty
Needs Your Support
As many of you may be aware, the Los
Angeles Police Dept has a fairly new animal cruelty unit where
they investigate and prosecute
cases of animal cruelty. They need your support to not only get the
word out regarding the unit but to contact Chief Bratton and let him
know that you feel this unit is important. This is a pilot program
and they have been renewed after a 6 month trial period but there are
many within the Dept who feel that the unit is a waste of resources
and that animal cruelty is not a serious crime. They recently had one
of their first felony cases prosecuted [in which a gangmember with
a taser gun put a girlfriend's puppy in a bathtub and repeatedly stunned
the animal in the anal area leaving horrific injuries to the animal.
On a happier note, the puppy was eventually adopted by one of the first
officers who arrived at the scene]. You can view photos and read the
story at www.laanimalservices.org [go to "helpful info" scroll
down to "animal cruelty task force"] . The animal cruelty
hotline number is (213) 847-1417. Please help in getting the phone
number and awareness of the Unit out to the general public!!
To thank Chief Bratton for taking animal cruelty seriously, you can
call or write Community Relations:
150 N. Los Angeles St.
phone# (213) 485-4101
Stop Cruelty - Contact the Following People
with Your Concerns!
Captain Jim Canselor - Animal Abuse Task Force
Animal Cruelty Task Force - 213-847-1417
Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa Phone 213-978-0600 Fax 213-978-0750
LA Animal Services General Manager Ed Boks at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is such an important step in the right direction in getting
cruelty taken seriously.
This is a LINK to a Prevention
Worth Watching and Passing on to Others
(Too Graphic for little ones)
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